German photographer Thomas Herbrich setup a high speed camera to capture images of smoke emanating from a cigarette. The cigarette was placed on a tripod, and the camera set to capture at 1/10,000 frames per second. As the smoke from the cigarette traveled through the air, the camera captured shots, showing the smoke forming various shapes in the air.
Classic glass plate portraits have a look and charm of their own, and a touch of modern technology can see them going further than their original image. The images you see here are the work of Costica Acsinte, who was possibly the only professional photographer in Romania for decades after the WW I. Nearly 5,000 of his glass plate negatives have been retrieved, and are being digitized at the moment.
Selfies are all pervasive and while there are plenty you can see every day, and most in front of the mirror can be quite hilarious or sad, depending on how you see them. There’s a lot of room for creativity in selfies though, as Helene Meldahl (Mirrorsme) shows. The Norway born, Washington DC based artist does drawings on her bathroom mirror and then poses with those drawings to make beautiful images.
Dogs do often look like their owners, or at least have a touch of the human in them. It’s difficult to say the same about cats, them preferring to stay aloof and with little to go by way of comparison. All that’s missing is perhaps a good look at the cats, and the magic touch of image manipulation.
The sky has immense beauty to show, and the talented cameraman has the skill to capture the beautiful glimpses that the universe shows us. Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest looks at numerous such photographs of astounding beauty to select a winner. The shortlist for this year’s photographs capturing the sky, space, and the rare phenomenon that are unlikely to be seen anytime soon.
Lords and Ladies of Westeros can keep playing their little game all they want. When all is said and done, the houses will fall before their true lords, the Pugs of Westeros. It’s difficult not to swear fealty to these pugs; they look pretty good and very much comfortable with the part they play.
In the past few days, a lot has been said about the supercell storm over Wyoming. Well, there’s another contender, in the shape of this supercell that was photographed by Stephen Locke near Climax, Kansas on May 10. Supercells are scary-awesome.
Presented with photographs of some drunk dude, our first reaction would be a simple meh. But dude… this stuff is vintage and that changes everything! On the plus side, the drunk gentleman plays his role quite convincingly. The photographs were taken by Sydney based photographer Charles Percy Pickering sometime between 1863 and 1868.
Austria-based British adventure, cave, and travel photographer Robbie Shone often finds himself in remote areas of the world in China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo, the Alps and Crete. It is in these areas where Shone has photographed some of the deepest, largest, and longest cave systems in the world.
Oil Pumps, pumpjacks, or more appropriately, Nodding Donkeys as they are locally called can be seen across oil rich Texas. Often, the donkeys will find themselves decorated with cutouts. Austin based photographer Ben Sklar had been seeing the pumpjacks for a long time, and never thought of them beyond the role of tourist snapshots.